Why do you need to give the gift of wine this Christmas?

It’s Christmas time, and you have to get gifts for all your friends and family members. But what do you get? If you’re stuck on ideas, consider the gift of natural wines! There are so many great reasons why this is a wonderful idea, here are just a few. Check out the full blog post for more reasons!

Wine makes a lovely gift

it’s thoughtful, personal and it fits just about any budget. And if you’re looking for a great place to buy wine as a gift, we have tons of choices at Wootton & Swan Wine Merchants. We have so many options that it can be hard to choose; luckily we’ve put together some handy guides to help everyone from first-time shoppers for their friends and family, right up through experienced connoisseurs looking for something special.

Wine goes well with food

A lot of people think that when they buy alcohol as a gift, they’re gifting their friends and family boozy drinks that are just going to be there in case no one wants something else. Instead, why not get them a nice bottle of wine that they can enjoy with friends, family or themselves? Not only does it go well with some foods, but it’s a great way for them to try out new recipes without having to rely on beer or soft drinks. It’s also a low-risk investment; if your loved ones don’t like it, chances are someone else will!

Wine comes in all varieties

red, white, sparkling, fortified and more. Many people are very specific about their preferences for a certain type of wine. There are two schools of thought when it comes to buying a good bottle for someone. One is that it is best not to buy anything specific (this may be confusing and disappointing) but on a positive note will be suitable for most people’s tastes. The other is that it is more personal if you know what they like as there will be less chance of them not liking what has been bought because it was unsuitable in some way or too sweet or dry etc. For example, I like something that goes well with food such as Merlot or Chardonnay.

Wine can be served in the festive season

A glass of red, or a bottle on its own, can all make for great gifts that deliver a bit more than just taste. If you’re not sure what type of wine someone would like, why not opt for something classic and versatile? A decent Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon will work well with beef, chicken or fish and is easy enough to drink on its own—just lookout for possible over-sweetening by supermarkets.

Wine can be enjoyed on its own

It’s true that many people enjoy a glass or two with dinner, but there are also many folks who simply enjoy drinking wine on their own. A nice bottle of red or white can be enjoyed while reading a book, listening to music, watching TV or even just relaxing. There’s no right way or wrong way; just do what works for you. Many find that a glass of preservative free wine after work is a great way to help relax and unwind at the end of their day.